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8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16

Rosy Simas
Manjunan Gnanaratnam
Spaceheater: John Dahl + Nathan Gebhard

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis
Laurie Van Wieren- laurievanwieren@gmail.com

Come and enjoy a full Flamenco tablao style experience with live music from two guitarists, singing and dancing by Kristina de Sacramento and the Anda Flamenco Company at Conga Latin Bistro. Two full shows at 7 and 8 pm on the last Thursday of every month. Full bar and menu. No cover. Reservations accepted. This month guest artist Ted Sothern dances with the Company.

Conga Latin Bistro 501 E. Hennepin Ave, Mpls
Elaine Weinkam- edubyou@yahoo.com

Restriction, Perfection: The Other Side of Beauty is a unique hybrid of sculpture and dance that pushes the boundaries of contemporary art. It explores the warped perceptions and damaging effects of Western society’s unrealistic standards of beauty, ability and perfection. The performances will offer the audience an opportunity to view an unconventional art form that questions cultural norms and encourages social change, followed by a moderated Q & A with Becca Cerra and the dancers.

JSB Tek Box in the Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Becca Cerra- beccacerra@gmail.com, (973) 349-6720

The Hardest Word
May 27 + 28 + 29 at 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
$10-$15 (sliding scale)
Memorial Day weekend: An evening of dance choreographed by Nic Lincoln featuring himself and Penelope Freeh.

Lincoln has crafted a quirky yet romantic, and whimsical work: full of heart and depth.
The Hardest Word... Sorry, Yes/No, Love, Good-bye, Alone, Together, Forever.
This piece highlights the unique features of the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater.
The Hardest Word focuses on a multitude of facets within a couple's relationship.


Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis

Celebrate the talent and accomplishments of Minnesota Dance Theatre’s aspiring young dancers as they take the stage for the 2016 Strawberry Festival: A Student Showcase. Performing pieces especially created and selected for them, this annual showcase features students from every level of MDT’s Performing Arts Division, Young Children’s Division and Boys Program.

Tickets: $20 - $30 at thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3600

Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, and School Director Laurel Keen invite you to the 2016 TU Dance Center Student Showcase. Dancers from the Children and Teen, and Pre-Professional divisions will be featured in several works by TU Dance Center teaching artists. Please join us as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the school!

Friday, June 3, 7:00pm
Saturday, June 4, 7:00pm
Sunday, June 5, 2:00pm

Tickets: $15 (includes a $2 processing fee)

Rarig Center (University of Minnesota), 330 21st Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Laurel Keen- info@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Ghanaian Fatawu Sayibu presents West African dance in a series of fast-paced, exhilarating dances driven by live drum rhythms. Sayibu will draw together the energies of dancers, drummers and audience in a shared experience of beauty and connection. Audience members will likely be dancing before the evening is over.

Saturday, June 4, at 7:00 pm
Jefferson Community School Theatre

kurugu.brownpapertickets.com, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, kids 15 and under $5.

Jefferson Community School Theater, Corner of Hennepin and 26th Street, Minneapolis
Fatawu Sayibu- dreamingdancer1@gmail.com, (612) 990-0788

Don't miss ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers' Evening in June for its fifth year of showcasing Hip Hop and its roots!

Winner of the 2014 Sage Award for Outstanding Dance Performance, ROOTED is a celebration of the foundations of Hip Hop. The first and only choreographers’ evening focused exclusively on Hip Hop dance and its roots (African, Latin, Tap, Step, Breaking, Popping, Locking, Toprock, Waacking, House, Old School and New School).

Also consider donating to our Kickstarter! We need $1000 by June 3-every dollar helps!

Intermedia Arts | 2822 Lyndale Ave S | Minneapolis

Come rain or shine to enjoy a FREE to the public performance of St. Paul Ballet mixed repertoire at the Como Dockside Pavilion. Bring friends and family for a night of delightful entertainment, June 15 at 7pm. Head to comodockside.com for location and details. See you there!

Como Dockside Pavillion | 1360 Lexington Parkway N | St. Paul, MN 55103
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

Highly physical, driving dance is taken to new heights when these two thrilling companies merge their creative processes to offer an unprecedented evening in Minnesota that features two world premieres co-created by both companies. Artistic Directors Marciano Silva dos Santos of Contempo Physical Dance and Carl Flink of Black Label Movement will make and perform a duet for the first premiere, a rare opportunity to see these two nationally recognized artists of diverse artistic aesthetics on stage together. For the second premiere, both choreographers will team together to create an ensemble work blending their intense physicalities with a dynamic cast of movers from both companies. The evening will also include an audience favorite from each company’s repertoire.

Tickets: $25 - $30 at thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3600

Liz has a brain tumor. We want to help.

Our dear, brilliant friend Lizbeth Wawrzonek has a brain tumor. When the surgery that removed 90% of her tumor left her unable to speak or walk or remember certain words or our names, she found her way back. As she continues to kick this tumor’s ass and amaze us all with her open mind and boundless strength, we want to find a way to help. Raising money for Liz is the way. We plan to raise at least $10,000 for Liz to help cover some of the cost of lost income over these many months of her recovery and chemotherapy treatments. Chances are many of us have experienced Liz’s generosity of spirit. It’s time we beam some of that warmth back to her.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.weloveliz.org.

Awesome live auction! DJ Lori Barbero! Photo Booth! Dance Booth!

A-Mill Artist Lofts 315 SE Main St Minneapolis, MN 55415
Maggie Bergeron- maggie@maggiebdance.org, (612) 220-1659


Join artistic directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and the TU Dance Center teaching artists for the 2016 TU Dance Summer Programs.

The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. July 11-22, 2016.

The TU Dance pre-professional summer session is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. The program has four levels: Beginning 1, Beginning 2, Intermediate and Advanced. Placement can be done by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of classes of the intensive. August 1-20, 2016.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale Minnesota is offering a week-long Summer Ballet Intensive program for motivated, aspiring male dancers ages 10 through adult.

Focusing on strength, power, technique, and performance, these classes provide a rare opportunity for men and boys to gain invaluable skills and insights beyond those presented in mixed classes. Students receive individualized attention and coaching from two of the state’s foremost male ballet teachers, former professional ballet dancers Barry Leon and Rick Vogt.

This innovative program incorporates ballet technique, targeted strength training, classical variations, and consists of two levels:
- Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Ballet
- Advanced Ballet

Monday – Friday, from 12:00pm–2:00pm

Program tuition: $60
Instructors: Barry Leon & Rick Vogt

Invitation or pre-approval required

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Age 11+ with minimum of one year of pointe, no audition required!
Start off this summer with an intensive 3-week program of ballet technique, pointe and/or men's class, and Ballet Royale's exclusive 'Progressive Pilates' regimen. Flexible, one, two, or three-week participation; tuition pro-rated.

For boys and girls ages 4–9, with or without prior ballet training. Students will have fun and stretch their imaginations in this focused, one-week workshop, as they create and perform short, age-appropriate classic story ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Peter and the Wolf, and Snow White.

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale Minnesota is offering a week-long Summer Ballet Intensive program for motivated, aspiring male dancers ages 10 through adult.
Invitation or pre-approval required.

TEEN BALLET WORKSHOP - June 13-17 (Ages 13-20)

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Ballet Royale Minnesota currently has openings available for their Professional Trainee Day Program.

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's elite daytime training program provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for talented, ambitious and committed students from all over the country who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally.

This weekday program provides training in ballet technique, pointe, men’s class, performance (musical theater) jazz, modern (contemporary) dance, repertoire, pas de deux, Pilates/injury prevention, and so much more.

In addition, Professional Trainee Division students also serve as apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center), and train and perform along side TCB's professional company members.

Admission to the program is by audition and invitation only.


Join Zenon for our summer workshop week!

From tap to social hip hop to pointe to all flavors and forms of modern, spend a week learning and exploring with the absolute best that the Twin Cities has to offer.

Instructors include:
Kaleena Miller (Dance Magazine's 2016 "25 to Watch", 2015 McKnight Fellow, founding member of Rhythmic Circus)
Mathew Janczewski (Founder, Artistic Director of ARENA Dances)
Carl Flink (Founder, Artistic Director of Black Label Movement)
Marciano Silva dos Santos (Founder, Artistic Director of Contempo Physical Dance)
Marcia Keegan (Instructor at Zenon and Minnesota Dance Theatre)
Erin Sheppard (Zenon Instructor, Independent Choreographer)

Purchase each class individually ($14 each), or buy an unlimited Workshop Week Pass for only $40 and take as many workshop classes as you want!

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

It’s our 15th anniversary! Join us, Monday-Saturday, June 13–18, for this oriental and folkloric technique workshop taught by the fabulous Cassandra!

Five days of dance classes (10:00–4:30), three performances included:
Participant dinner show (Monday),
Enchanted Evening (Friday),
Cassandra’s Cabaret (Saturday),
lecture classes daily, teaching assistants available to give you individual attention at all times, live drum accompanist, and more.

Visit our website at http://www.jawaahir.org/EventDetails.htm for more information and to register on-line. Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 if you have any questions.

3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, in the old Patrick’s Cabaret complex.
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

MDT&S offers a variety of dance classes throughout the summer. From weekly classes to multiple-week intensives, our faculty is dedicated to providing guidance and experience that shape the performer both technically and artistically – not only to become professional dancers, but to develop the confidence and discipline in pursuing all life goals. Joy and agility are encouraged through training, mentoring, and performing experiences furthering their skills and talents.

*Performing Arts Division*

2 Week June Intensive | Levels I-VI
June 13-24

3 Week July Intensive | Levels I-IV
July 11-28

*Young Children's Division*

Story Ballet Week-long Camps
June 20-24

Story Ballet Weekly Class
June 5-July 24

Predance Weekly Class
June 7-July 26

Intermediate Weekly Class
June 8-July 27

Boys Weekly Class
June 8-July 27

For more detailed information on class times, schedules, ages, and more, visit http://mndance.org/class-information/summer-intensives/

Minnesota Dance Theatre, 528 Hennepin Avenue, 6th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Anne Bachem- school@mndance.org

Kendra Portier's class is a super physical sensation-based articulation of form via improvisation, imagination and heavily nuanced set material. Class filters formal techniques through the following sieves: mobilizing bodies in and out of the floor through release-based work, exploring the qualitative+durational+rhythmic, promoting alone and together, engaging clear choice-making and specificity for curiosity+longevity, and challenging physical and creative endurance. Most importantly, class demonstrates that dance is a social art—one that requires response. We will take ownership of our unique eccentricity, beauty, and darkness. We will cultivate the permission to reveal, explore, and revel in the effort and joy. We will gather to regenerate, discover, challenge, and applaud. We will dance via little physics and loud ways; sweat and move until we cannot.

Thursday, May 26, 9:30-11
Tuesday, May 31, 9:30-11


Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

I'm teaching LOCALLY again a few times this summer:

Thursdays (except when I am in London) starting May 26 from 9:30-11:00am at Studio 2B, Cowles Center

Monday, June 27 at St. Paul Ballet (Fairview/University Studio) 10:00am-11:30am

and a few other random times that I will post later, closer to the dates.

I am influenced by David Howard, Lirena Branitski, and Marjorie Mussman in a mash-up of musical, ergonomic and humorous approaches to just help you dance better. This summer I am taking a cue from Zvi Gotheiner and trying to teach and talk less! We will take the very brief Pilates break between Barre and Center.

Studio 2B Cowles Center and St.Paul Ballet @Fairview/University Studio
Sally Rousse- salgal1@mac.com, (612) 306-8121

Inspired by other class collective models in NYC and elsewhere, we are engaging in rigor, flexibility and sincerity to strengthen our dance practices while open class offerings are on hiatus. Pay-what-you-can ($3-10) to cover studio rental fees.

All classes are 9:30-11am and are ballet-based unless otherwise indicated:
May 26: Sally Rousse
June 2: Brittany Fridenstine-Keefe
June 9: Penelope Freeh
June 16: TBA
June 23: TBA
June 30: Pareena Lim (Cunningham-based class with Pilates kicker)

Stay tuned for more specifics. For more information or to join the collective and receive updates, please feel free to contact Sally Rousse at salgal1@mac.com.

Cowles Center | JSB Studio 2B
sally Rousse- salgal1@mac.com, (612) 306-8121

When did life get so busy that we lost touch with our own deeper needs and wants? We spend so much of our time “doing” instead of “being,” looking outside ourselves for fulfillment rather than inquiring into the organic intelligence of our own body.

Using the Open Floor Movement Practice complimented with Somatic Experiencing® principles, we’ll investigate how you can free what is stuck in the body, learn to be true to yourself and express your abundant and unique wisdom. From our practice on the dance floor, you’ll develop greater trust in following your inner wisdom, so you can live with more mindfulness, awareness, and vitality.

All levels of experience welcome. 18 years or older.

Friday, May 27, 6:30 – 9 pm
Saturday, May 28, 11am – 6pm
Sunday, May 29, 1 – 6 pm

$35 - Friday evening only
$245 - Full weekend

For more information and to register, visit www.rootedandrising.com

Tula Yoga and Wellness
Teresa Reid- rootedandrising.global@gmail.com, (651) 271-6814

crash.dance.productions. (CDP) is a professional, contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph and train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community. In 2007, crash.dance.productions. was formed by a community of dancers who sought to continue doing the things that defined them as dancing artists: training, creating, and performing in a collaborative environment. Now in its tenth season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting Sunday night open class for youth and adult dancers. The company seeks to share their enthusiasm for creation, collaboration, and the art of movement with other local dancers.

$10 (cash, check, or card at the door), or pre-purchase class pass at: https://laura-sukowatey-5yh2.squarespace.com/buy-classes

Free street and lot parking.

Straightline Dance Fitness: 34 13th Ave NE Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Mathew Janczewski, Founder and Artistic Director of ARENA DANCES, will be teaching intermediate/advanced modern at Zenon as part of the Summer WorkShop Week. There are some other awesome classes being offered as well by Carl Flink, Marciano Silva dos Santos, Kaleena Miller, Marcia Keegan, Erin Sheppard and guest Zenon choreographer- Kendra Portier. Check it out!

Intermediate/Advanced Modern
with Mathew Janczewski

Intermediate/Advanced Modern
with Mathew Janczewski

NEW WAYS TO PAY! Purchase each class individually ($14 each), or buy an unlimited Workshop Week Pass for only $40 and take as many workshop classes as you want!

Zenon Dance Company & School 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

a movement workshop directed by Maureen Koelsch

June 3 10am-1pm the wild frontier-on the edge of everything
June 17 10am-1pm traces: touch sent taste-what's left behind
July 1 10am-1pm yet ever over-jumping fences riding the wind

A wild beast, our dreams cantor beneath our everyday waking and sleeping. Inexplicable, hilarious, frightening they power our lives often in unexamined narrative energy. It's only a dream we say. In this Imaginarian workshop we will delve into the many contours of our dreams (sleeped, daydreamed, envisioned). Through curiosity and connection we will encourage engagement from the deepest aspects of our being and support it into active practice. Working individually and with the group through improvisations and composed scores, we will course the field and explore, create and perform work from our wild and powerful nature.

All 3 workshops: $145
Individual workshops: $65/each

Maureen Koelsch is a creator and director whose work encourages imaginative risk.

Ivy Arts Building 2637 27th Avenue S. #201 (River's Way Meditation) Minneapolis, MN 55406
Maureen Koelsch- Info@maureenkoelsch.com, (612) 724-9130

Summer at SPB is a great time to dance!
Students attend ballet class every day of the program with added enrichment classes in ballet variations, partnering, character, modern, conditioning, complimentary dance genres and wellness.
Upper level intensives taught by Twin Cities favorite, Lirena Branitski.

Spots for our summer intensives are filling up quickly - don't give up your spot! Call our studios today at 651.690.1588.

St. Paul Ballet Studios (both Grand Ave. and Fairview Ave. locations)
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

June 11 | Saturday | 1-2:30PM

Open to all ages and all levels | Free

Spend the afternoon learning Hip Hop dance and its roots from three ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers' Evening artists. Learn Old School from Angel Adams, Popping from Ti-en-T, and West African/Step from Maia Maiden. You don't want to miss this rare opportunity!

Intermedia Arts | 2822 Lyndale Ave S | Minneapolis,MN 55408

June 11 | Saturday | 3-5PM

Open to all ages and all levels | $15-Cash only

Come learn from the BEST Chicago dancers on the scene! Join Brand1, Boodilla, Stavs and Tempo from ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers' Evening as they teach style, technique and choreography. This is one Chicago Footwork and House workshop you do not want to miss!

Intermedia Arts | 2822 Lyndale Ave S | Minneapolis,MN 55408

With Linda Andrews (Zenon Dance Company), Edgar Galvan Contreras (Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca), Carl Flink (Black Label Movement), Nora Jenneman (University of Minnesota, Dance Program), Donald LaCourse (Ethnic Dance Theatre), Nancy Mason Hauser (Minnesota Dance Pioneers Oral History Project), Zoe Sealy (Minnesota Jazz Dance Company) and Denise and Rick Vogt (Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota)

Transmitting dances from one generation to the next consists primarily of verbal and demonstrative instructions from an experienced master artist to a younger performer. Remounting original creations and traditional dances is vital to advancing contemporary dance lexicons and providing context for new forms to emerge.

Based on the success of Eclectic Edge Ensemble’s event Lost Voices in Jazz: The Choreographers of the Minnesota Jazz Dance Company, we examine what it takes to bring choreography back from the past and place it on today's bodies.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave
Michèle Steinwald- msteinwald@thecowlescenter.org

Zenon Dance Company's week-long summer intensive offers a rigorous and professional experience for intermediate and advanced dancers with a passion for dance. This intensive, taught by Zenon Dance Company dancers, offers daily technique or improvisation and repertory classes. Repertory classes contain excerpts from Zenon Dance Company's national and international repertory.
Experience exceptional choreography with extraordinary dancers!

Daily Schedule:
Technique or Improvisation: 11:30-1pm ($20 drop-in)
Repertory: 1:30-3:30pm ($25 drop-in)

Drop-in to one day, or pre-register for all five technique and repertory classes for only $200!
For more information:

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Join ARENA DANCES for open classes the week of June 13-17 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am taught by founder and artistic director, Mathew Janczewski. Targeted for the high intermediate to advanced level dancer, participating artists will observe their process of dancing from their instincts with imagination, physical idiosyncrasies and kinetic response. Janczewski has carved out a distinctive identity by bringing the craft of choreography and experimentation into play in all his creative endeavors
inspired by nature, architecture, and subjective experiences.

Open/Drop-In Classes
10:00am - 11:30am
Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17

Cowles Center Studio 5B, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55403
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com, (612) 804-0238

June 20-24, 2016
10 am – 3 pm

Join the artists of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater June 20-24, 2016 for a week-long intensive in the company’s critically acclaimed work integrating emotional and physical movement vocabulary with vocal and theatrical expression. The intensive is designed for all ages (must be at least 16) with intermediate to advanced dance experience and will include choreographic investigations filtered through SPDT’s aesthetic lens. Over the course of the intensive, students will participate in technique and choreographic workshops and learn selections from SPDT repertory. The intensive will culminate in a final showing performed by the participants.

Tuition: $275 + $25 application fee

Applications can be found on our website homepage: www.stuartpimsler.com or by contacting Brenda Nepsund: spdanth.brenda@gmail.com
Scholarships available - Scholarship applications due May 27.

For more information:

JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55403
Brenda Nepsund- spdanth.brenda@gmail.com

Subbody Experience! One Day Butoh Workshop with Gadu

This workshop is for people who want to experience Subbody Butoh.

Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner in Dharamsala, India. “Subbody” means subconscious body. In the subconscious realm, away from the boundary of ego and daily consciousness, our mind and body melt into oneness and create world that is completely different from the daily world. Through various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm.

Come and experience the power of Resonance!

When: Saturday June 25, 10:00 am - 1:00pm

Where: Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418

Tuition: $25

To register, please go to http://www.hotresonanceart.com/registration-form
and complete online registration form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gadu at doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501

Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418
Gadu Doushin- doushingadu@gmail.com, (612) 703-7501

Please join us for the 2016 Rivers Summer Workshop on July 27 and 28 at St. Catherine University in Saint Paul.

This summer Rivers Ballet will again challenge intermediate, advance, and professional dancers, youth and adult, to stretch further. Claire Westby will return to her hometown of St. Paul from New York. She trained at Saint Paul City Ballet, completed a dance degree at New York University, and is dancing professionally with Liz Gerring Dance Company in New York City.

Claire will teach ballet with a contemporary and anatomical focus, composition/choreography, and yoga/conditioning. Georgia Finnegan-Saulitis and Jennifer Murry will teach a variation from the classical repertoire.

Visit our website for registration and all the workshop details: www.riversballet.org

Professional rate: $8 per class

Welcome back home, Claire!

St. Catherine University
Georgia Finnegan-Saulitis- georgia@riversballet.org

Threads Dance Project’s week-long dance intensive offers youth ages 5-15 the opportunity to expand their ballet and modern dance skills, deepen their understanding of dance, and showcase their creativity by creating movement in a positive and empowering environment. Attendants will get an opportunity to watch and dance alongside Threads Dance Project company members. Join us to connect, move, and learn something new this summer!

Each level is broken up by ages:
Ages 5-7
Ages 8-11
Ages 12-15

*** Ages 5-7 begin camp at 10:00am-1:00pm, all other ages begin at 9:00am.

Register online at our website http://www.threadsdance.org/community-and-education/

Cost: $220 ($25 nonrefundable deposit fee due at time of registration)
Limited income scholarships are available.

Please contact Sara Karimi at skarimi@threadsdance.org with any questions

For more information and to register:

Main Street School for the Performing Arts- 1320 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN
Sara Karimi- skarimi@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-4526


Twin Cities Ballet has openings for a female and a male professional dancer for the 2016-2017 season. In addition, Twins Cities Ballet is seeking a male professional dancer for a 2016 Nutcracker guest contract in December.

Company Position:
Soloist and Principal level, competitive salaried position, season runs from approximately September 2016 to May 2017 (34 weeks).
Applicants must have exceptional classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, an excellent work ethic, and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

To arrange an audition, please contact Twin Cities Ballet directly: info@twincitiesballet.org or call 952-452-3163.

Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is seeking dancers for the 2016-2017 season.

Male and female Company Trainees/Apprentices: Advanced dancers train with TCB Company members through its official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions and alongside TCB company members.

To arrange an audition, please contact Twin Cities Ballet directly: info@twincitiesballet.org or call 952-452-3163.

Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

AMP is now accepting proposal submissions to be the Guest Choreographer for its sixth season performance in Spring 2017.

Those selected will receive an honorarium. Rehearsals can start in Fall 2016 and will be mutually agreed upon by AMP and the Guest Artist.

AMP’s Guest Choreographer will work with Alternative Motion Project Company Members on the creation of a new work or the re-setting of an already established work. While AMP is a predominantly modern dance company, the work from its Guest Choreographer can be another style.

• Emerging or Established Choreographer (shown work in at least three professional settings, i.e., not school)
• 21 years of age or older (out of school)
• Complete submission form found at www.alternativemotionproject.org
• Submit CV of dance and choreographic experience

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 6pm on Monday, June 6, 2015.
Photo by V. Paul Virtucio.


Currently hiring teachers for the 2016/17 dance season. We are entering our third year as a studio and continue to grow in enrollment. We are looking for amazing dance educators to come and join the NSDC family! Just as we strive to be an amazing place to come and dance we equally strive to be an amazing place to come and work! At Northstar our first priority is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students can learn dance from not only amazing dance educators but instructors who also serve as a positive mentor and role model to these young dancers. We strive to teach the most current forms of dance with proper technique and staff training to ensure safety and prevent injury.

Looking for recreational and competition level hip hop instructors as well as pre-school classes, possible competition solos, 3-4-year-old classes, and 5-6-year-old classes. Need to have Tuesday and/or Thursday availability. The studio is located in Jordan, MN so please factor in your commute. email dance@nsdcmn.com

191 El Dorado Dr. | Jordan, MN 55352
Nicole Lechner- dance@nsdcmn.com, (952) 261-7214

Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program. Students are chosen by audition and may take unlimited classes, subsidized by partial scholarship.

The Technique Level is a comprehensive program that provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles.

The Performance Level is a student performing group formed from a select group of the advanced students. These dancers have achieved a strong intermediate or advanced level of dance technique. Performance Level dancers will have the opportunity to work with area choreographers and perform at the end of the session. This summer's choreographers are:

Darrius Strong
Grace Holden
Dana Buchwald

Audition June 4, 11am-12pm in Studio 4A.
Pre-register here: http://tinyurl.com/j67bxuc

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101


TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the Police Station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050


TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

The open class summer schedule is effective beginning on May 31. Teaching artists for the summer include Laurel Keen, Erin Thompson and Penny Freeh.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

An invigorating, 10-week community-oriented dance class for adults 55+, MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise. Classes occur every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm at The Cowles Center in the Target Education Studio.

When: Now - June 8; Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: The Cowles Center- Target Education studio
Who: Cowles Center Teaching Artists
How Much: $10/class or $75 for membership (bring a friend new to MovementWise and receive $10 off a membership)

Membership includes:
-All 10 classes
-20% off select tickets to performances throughout the Season.
-10% off at Mason's Restaurant and free coffee on matinee days

To sign up for the series contact, Education Director Jessi Fett: jfett@thecowlescenter.org.

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

This is designed for students who wish to begin or continue dance training for health, recreation or self-enrichment. Students are encouraged to grow as an individual artist and to participate at their own pace. Classes are taught by teachers dedicated to the growth and fostering of ballet as an art form and believe dance contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance. All classes are accompanied by professional musicians who collaborate with our teachers just as in our pre-professional program and for our professional dancers.
Our drop-in program allows students a flexible schedule that meets the needs of both the working professional and busy student. Visit our website for more information.

St. Paul Ballet Studios (Grand Ave. and Fairview Ave. locations)
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

See our full schedule here: http://tinyurl.com/zcdxe5v

NEW CLASSES and TEACHERS at Zenon - Summer 2016
Intermediate Modern with Erin Thompson - Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Improvisation/Contact Improvisation with Taja Will - Saturdays, 11:30-1pm

Summer Session:
June 6 - August 28 (12 weeks)
Drop-ins: $13-$16. 10-Class Cards: $120-$150. Enrollments: $132-$168

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Deborah Thayer teaches somatics and modern at Zenon.

Topics in Somatics - May
Grounding Through the Legs
This month we will focus on learning how to balance the muscles that attach to the pelvis, orient the bones of the legs, hook-up the four major diaphragms (soles of feet, pelvis, thoracic, and cranial) and increase the tubular support of the large intestines. This exploration strives to increase stability in the lower body in order to provide both ease and power.

Topics in Technique - May
Navel Radiation and Power
Learn how to access the navel as energetic mouth. We will explore using this central point to initiate and sequence fluid movement patterns such as 'expanding and condensing’ and ‘sequencing’ to increase power in movement.

Deborah Jinza Thayer graduated from Johns Hopkins University; trained in dance in New York City; and received an MFA in Dance from George Mason University. Her company, Movement Architecture, has seated over 60 original works.

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

St. Paul Ballet offers open professional/advanced ballet classes taught by some of the Twin Cities' favorite teachers, including Lirena Branitski, Jeffery Hankinson, Barb Weinstein, Marianne Raub, and Maureen Haworth. The open/professional classes take place Monday-Friday at 10am and we boast the best rate for professionals in the Twin Cities at just $8 per class - not to mention the FREE and plentiful parking!
Mondays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio⎟ Teacher: Marianne Raub
Tuesdays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio⎟ Teacher: Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio⎟ Teacher: Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio⎟ Teacher: Maureen Haworth
Fridays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio⎟ Teacher: Lirena Branitski
$15 single class, $10 working professionals

St. Paul Ballet Fairview Ave. Studios (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul 55104)
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Summer session started May 20.

The Cassandra School offers year-round Belly Dance classes in Minneapolis and Bloomington, including six beginning classes each week. Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds core strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. It's also a great emotional release because belly dance is fun and creative!

Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, in the Patrick’s Cabaret complex.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

Only $140 for 10 weeks. Each class is 1½ hours. PLUS, we now have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes in a calendar month...only $95 for beginner-level classes! A perfect way to try belly dancing and see if it’s right for you.

Visit our website at http://www.jawaahir.org for the schedule and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 if you have any questions.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon on Thursday mornings from 9:30am-11:00am. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency, and power from the floor in locomotion. With the incredible Dean Magraw on guitar.

Class on Thursday, May 26 will be taught by visiting artist Kendra Portier.

Cost: $14 per class ($1 off for professionals)/$130 for a ten-class card

Zenon Dance School | 4th floor of the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

MDT’s Open Adult Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults (ages 16 and older) who wish to enjoy the physical and aesthetic benefits of dance. These classes provide opportunities for exercise, stretching and toning of the body and an exploration of dance as an art form in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS-Preregistration required
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Next session: April 5 – June 21

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, 6:45-8:15pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

Class Prices:
90-minute class $15
Barre only $10
30-minute pointe class $5

10-class card $110
5-class card $60
10-pointe class card $40

Minnesota Dance Theatre, 528 Hennepin Avenue, 6th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403